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Old 01-13-2018, 07:47 PM   #9
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City: Palm Coast
Vessel Name: Southerly
Vessel Model: 1986 Marine Trader 36' Sundeck
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,187
Whoa! I have a 36’ MT sundeck. She is 18’5”. I can collapse the fly bridge, but it still would not be under 14’ because of the radar arch and davit arm. Why not consider hiring a captain to make the trip along with you. It would also serve as a great learning experience. Personally I prefer blue water cruising over cruising the intracoastal.

You will most likely travel at 8-9 knots depending on conditions although I have a 160 Mercedes engine. It might be slightly different with a 120 Lehman.

There is so much to take into consideration with this relocation. I would plan on a month from Maine to Florida, driving 8-9 hours a day.
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